Hearings

Sep 27, 2018

The Benefits of a Deregulatory Agenda: Examples from Pioneering Governments

Sep 27, 2018

Restoring Balance to Environmental Litigation

Sep 26, 2018

Examining Misconduct and Retaliation at TSA

Sep 26, 2018

Countering China: Ensuring America Remains the World Leader in Advanced Technologies and Innovation

Sep 26, 2018

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Fraud

Sep 6, 2018

Permitting: Finding a Path Forward

PURPOSE: To examine the economic cost of delays and inefficiencies in the federal environmental review and permitting system for infrastructure projects. BACKGROUND: On average, it takes eight to ten years to obtain permit approval for large infrastructure construction projects in the United States. These delays increase the overall project costs and directly harm communities while they wait for vital projects like safe ...

Aug 7, 2018

FIELD BRIEFING: Wildfire Management and Response: Challenges and Opportunities

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Jul 27, 2018

FIELD BRIEFING: Protecting our Waterways: Examining Federal Efforts to Control Asian Carp in Kentucky

Jul 26, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission’s Enforcement of Operation Chokepoint-Related Businesses

PURPOSE: To explore whether there may be links between Federal Trade Commission investigative targets and those pursued by Operation Chokepoint. BACKGROUND: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is charged with enforcing law prohibiting deception and unfair practices, while ensuring legitimate businesses are not impeded. In 2012, the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF) proposed an initiative ...

Jul 25, 2018

Federal Grant Management

PURPOSE: To examine opportunities to modernize the federal grantmaking process. BACKGROUND: The federal government awards more than $700 billion in grants each year, of which nearly $600 billion is distributed to state and local governments. A complex grant management structure detracts from the ...